Dispatch of Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Expert Team (Waterworks Operations Team) in response to the Flood Disaster in the Kingdom of Thailand

November 4, 2011

  1. On Friday, November 4, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch replacement personnel to the Kingdom of Thailand, which has suffered flood damage, in order to continue the operation of a Japan Disaster Relief Team (waterworks operations team) as well as to support the country’s activities.

  2. The Kingdom of Thailand, including a wide area around the capital city of Bangkok, has been experiencing a flood due to heavy rains since the end of July. The country continues to seek support for the operation and maintenance of waterworks during the flood. In light of this situation, and given that two people dispatched from the Osaka Water Supply Authority will be returning to Japan soon, the Government of Japan decided to newly dispatch two replacement personnel to the Kingdom of Thailand.

1) Mitsuhiro Odawara,
Chief Supervisor, Water Quality Group, Planning Section, Business Administration Department, Osaka Water Supply Authority

2) Shingo Hayashi,
Chief, Water Quality Division, Murano Water Treatment Plant, Osaka Water Supply Authority

[Note] Departure of the Expert Team
The Team will make departure on Sunday, November 6 from Kansai International Airport on Thai Airways International (TG) 623 at 11:45 a.m.

    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)